Don’t get me wrong I love Poe Dameron. Seriously I don’t want to imagine Star Wars without him but I was up early, 7am sunday morning doing the ironing, and into my head popped “that’s one hell of a pilot!” and suddenly it hit me.
In my Rise of Skywalker review I said I wish that the movies would make good use of existing canon rather than just inventing new stuff all the time.
Now I’m not talking about changing the plot/story arc of any of the movies even though there are some things I don’t like. I’m just talking about tweaking little details. It would have been a huge screaming moment for fans of the expanded canon and it wouldn’t have been any different really for more casual fans of the movies.
SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS!
Don’t think I can say that any plainer – there be spoilers if you haven’t seen the movie yet!
Spoilers abound and possibly some unpopular opinions as well.
I want to say straight up that I love Star Wars. I mean who doesn’t right? The jedi, the sith, the republic, the empire – the droids!!! It’s just all so cool. I go in for merch if I can get it so I have a lot of Star Wars related stuff – I am a fan, so if I complain about anything it’s like I’m doing it with love 🙂
Also if I’ve given the wrong impression thus far I DID like the movie. I went in the movie theater with trepidation and low expectations, and the movie was much better than I thought it was going to be.
Right anyway, now I’ve sufficiently covered myself heh onwards with the review!
I saw this film yesterday. I had deliberately managed to avoid spoilers as I wanted to watch it fresh and that was definitely the right way to go. I was suitably shocked by some events (no spoilers above the cut) and I didn’t have any preconceptions going in.
I remember when I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness, I’d watched the trailer so many times that I had an image in my mind of how the movie would play out. In actual fact the movie plot was not what I had imagined and it took me several viewings before the disappointment faded.
With this Episode 7, I had no theories or whispers of what happened, I didn’t have anything but “It’s Star Wars” and that was good, and that also was bad. I suppose I did have some preconceptions because I had a wishlist, I had some things that I hoped I would see, things that I hoped had happened and there was a twinge of disappointment there.
Under the cut for the full review. Spoiler warning, spoilers inbound.